The rich history, style, and ambiance of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair are unmatched.
The show began in 1896 as a one-day show, but today it is the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in the United States. The show is internationally recognized and globally respected.
In addition to its horse show prestige, Devon has become one of the largest volunteer run fundraising efforts in the country, with proceeds benefitting Bryn Mawr Hospital. To date, the show has raised over $14,000,000 to ensure that Bryn Mawr Hospital remains one of the top community hospitals in the country.
While the show holds a Grand Prix for Show Jumpers, the American Saddlebreds are the stars of the show ring. At Devon, the American Saddlebred is exhibited in several different divisions including five-gaited, three-gaited, fine harness, pleasure, park, and western.
An incredibly versatile breed, the American Saddlebred excels at every division, and it is the only breed that walks, trots, canters, and can be taught to perform two additional gaits, the slow gait and the rack. These two additional gaits are incredibly smooth, and the American Saddlebred performs the gaits with only one foot on the ground at a time. The slow gait is slow and animated and the rack is fast and exciting!
The crowd really gets excited when the American Saddlebreds come into the ring and cheer for their favorites. The horses love the cheering and applause and work harder for it.
While the American Saddlebreds are the peacocks of the show ring, their attitudes are just as endearing. During the show, spectators have the opportunity to visit the American Saddlebreds back at the barns. American Saddlebreds love attention and are very easy to fall in love with.
So easy to fall in love with, that even some of the world's most famous celebrities are American Saddlebred enthusiasts. Currently William Shatner and Carson Kressley both own and show American Saddlebred horses.
Kressley, of Queen Eye for the Straight Guy fame has long been a supporter of the Devon Horse Show, and is a popular exhibitor every year.
Every day is a good day at Devon, where dreams come true in the Dixon Oval.
The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is the longest running and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in the United States. With the grandeur of Philadelphia's prestigious Main Line setting the stage, the event features a world-class field that annually ranks among the most prominent internationally. The event also includes the Country Fair that office world class shopping, rides and games for kids, multiple dining options and special entertainment events.
May 21 - May 31, 2015
Devon Horse Show Grounds
23 Dorset Road
Prize List and Exhibitor Information:
Approximately 900 permanent stalls Many barns renovated within the last 5 years
Restroom facilities with showers
Limited parking is available for spectators at the Main Lot on Dorset Road across from the Main Entrance.
From Philadelphia International Airport
Follow signs to I-95 South and follow I-95 South approximately 5 miles. Merge onto I-476 North via exit 7 toward Plymouth Meeting. Follow I-476 North for approximately 13 miles to exit 13, US-30. Turn left onto US-30 West. Follow US-30 West for approximately 3 miles and the Devon Horse Show will be on your left.
From the Northeast
Follow I-95 South. Look for I-476 approximately 5 miles South of the Philadelphia
International Airport. Merge onto I-476 North via exit 7 toward Plymouth Meeting.
Follow I-476 North for approximately 13 miles to exit 13, US-30. Turn left onto US-30 West. Follow US-30 West for approximately 3 miles and the Devon Horse Show will be on your left.
From the South
Follow I-95 North toward Philadelphia. Once you've crossed into Delaware, keep right and take I-495 North via exit 5D toward Port of Wilmington / Philadelphia. Follow for I-495 North and merge onto I-95 North (Crossing into Pennsylvania). Follow I-95 North to I-476 North. Take I-476 N via exit 7 toward Plymouth Meeting. Follow I-476 North for approximately 13 miles to exit 13, US-30. Turn left onto US-30 West. Follow US-30 West for approximately 3 miles and the Devon Horse Show will be on your left.
From the East
Follow the Schuylkill Expressway / I-76 West to I-476 South. Merge onto I-476 South via exit 331A on the left toward Chester. Follow I-476 South for approximately 2 miles to exit 13, US-30. Turn left onto US-30 West. Follow US-30 West for approximately 3 miles and the Devon Horse Show will be on your left.
From the West
Follow the Pennsylvania Turnpike / I-76 E toward Philadelphia. Take exit 326 toward Valley Forge. Stay in right lane after the tolls. Merge onto US-202 South via exit 328A toward West Chester. Follow US-202 South for approximately 2 miles. Take the PA-252 North exit toward Devon. Make a left onto Valley Forge Road / PA-252. Continue to follow Valley Forge Road for approximately .5 miles and make a slight right turn onto Devon State Road. Follow Devon State road for approximately 1 mile until you reach a dead end. Make a left onto Old Lancaster Road and then an immediate right onto Waterloo Road. Turn left on to Lancaster Avenue / US-30 East and the Devon Horse Show will be on your right within .2 miles.
Devon Horse Show Office
PO Box 865, Devon, PA 19333
Devon Horse Show Office
(GPS and UPS & FedEx Deliveries, not for US Postal Service) 23 Dorset Road, Devon, PA 19333
Devon Horse Show Entries
PO Box 158, Devon, PA 19333
Devon Country Fair Office
PO Box 925, Southeastern, PA 19399
Box Seating & Ticket Office
PO Box 742, Devon, PA 19333
Advertising - (610) 964-0550 x 222
Box Holders - (610) 688-2554
Devon Country Fair - (610) 525-2533
Devon Fall Classic - (610) 964-0550
Entries - (610) 964-2723
Fax - (610) 964-1608
Feed Orders - (610) 964-8407
Facility Rental - (610) 964-0550
Horse Show Office - (610) 964-0550
Lost & Found - (610) 688-1312 (during show only)
Sponsorship - (610) 964-0550 x 211
Stable Office - (610) 688-2665
Tickets and Tables - (610) 688-2554
Horse Show - (610) 964-0550 x 222
Country Fair - (610) 525-2533